Sunday, May 29, 2022

Quality content


Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /homepages/36/d172360504/htdocs/clickandbuilds/LazyFanSports/wp-content/plugins/td-cloud-library/state/single/tdb_state_single.php on line 285

Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /homepages/36/d172360504/htdocs/clickandbuilds/LazyFanSports/wp-content/plugins/td-cloud-library/state/single/tdb_state_single.php on line 285

Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /homepages/36/d172360504/htdocs/clickandbuilds/LazyFanSports/wp-content/plugins/td-cloud-library/state/single/tdb_state_single.php on line 285

Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /homepages/36/d172360504/htdocs/clickandbuilds/LazyFanSports/wp-content/plugins/td-cloud-library/state/single/tdb_state_single.php on line 285

Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /homepages/36/d172360504/htdocs/clickandbuilds/LazyFanSports/wp-content/plugins/td-cloud-library/state/single/tdb_state_single.php on line 285

Iceland vs Croatia Preview | Group D

Share This Post

In the final kick-off of Group D, the rampant Croatia face perpetual fan-favourites Iceland. This game holds a great deal of importance for the Scandinavians. Anything but a win will eliminate Iceland from the tournament.

It has been a tale of two very different games for Iceland. In their opening fixture against group favourites Argentina, the nation exceeded all expectations by holding the South Americans to a draw. Throughout this game, Iceland exhibited the lethal combination of solid defense and electric counter-attack. Ultimately, they looked like the better side in this game, with the real surprise being that Argentina was able to hold on for the draw.

Their second game against Nigeria, however, was a completely different story. The side were sluggish, and couldn’t keep up with the pacey Nigerian attackers, resulting in a 2-0 loss for the Scandinavians. After such a bright start, for Iceland to exit the tournament now would be a massive shame. Qualification still remains a possibility, however, with an Icelandic win and a loss for Argentina. The Scandinavian Dream may still be alive.

Tiny Iceland will struggle against Croatia

Croatia v Iceland

Croatia have enjoyed a dominant World Cup campaign thus far. The side currently sit comfortably atop the group after two wins from both their opening games. This also confirmed their qualification to the next round of the tournament. Throughout both fixtures, Croatia clearly seemed to be the better side. Their incredible midfield corps ensured that they held more than their fair share of possession.

Luka Modric, in particular, has looked like one of the best players in the tournament so far. Their defensive corps have shown to be incredibly solid throughout the tournament, keeping two clean sheets from both games. I expect another brilliant showing here- despite rumours that the side will rest some key players to guarantee their fitness for the next round.

The result of this game wholly depends on the extent to which Croatia rest their key players. Iceland may be able to find victory if they face a Croatian side deprived of players such as Modric and Perisic. The fans, surely, will be pulling for an Iceland victory, as am I. However, nearly every single match prediction I have made so far has been false.

I also lie dead last in my Fantasy World Cup League. With this in mind, my predictions clearly often go the complete opposite way. Therefore, I am predicting a wonderful 6-0 loss for Iceland. Iceland definitely will not win this game and progress to the next round.

For more like this, visit our dedicated football page here. Meanwhile, follow us on Facebook for more opinions and analysis right to your timeline.

Share This Post

Want to stay up to date with the latest sports news and analysis?

We would love to hear from you! Please fill in your details and we will stay in touch. It's that simple!

Related Posts

Do the Atlanta Falcons have a plan at QB1?

The Atlanta Falcons have added Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder after trading Matt Ryan to the Colts.

But do they have a plan, or are they on a wing and a prayer?

The curious world of the Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns are just one season removed from a divisional playoff game. But so much has changed.

NHL and Origins Of Ice Hockey

Today's NHL is a slick polished game of speed and power.

But where did it all begin?

Can you Bet on Sports in Pennsylvania?

Betting on sports is now fully legal in PA. Since 2019, the state has allowed all forms of sports betting, including retail and online....

Joe Burrow And The 6 Best Players Ranked On The Cincinnati Bengals

One of the biggest surprises that came out of the NFL this year is the boom in talent among the Cincinnati Bengals. The NFL...

10 Best Sacks During The 2021 Regular NFL Season

2021 has been a gold mine for sacks, but who was the best of the best?  A sack is when an offensive player acting as...

Hill, Saints find themselves at crossroads

With the Saints still in the playoff hunt, they are also looking to their future.

Is that Taysom Hill at QB?
- Advertisement -
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x